Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance oj The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
WAYNESVILLE, N..G,' THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1940
$L50 In Advance la Haywood And Jackson Counties
V On Monday
L 100 Women, Includ
SeTeral State Officers,
Ejpected To Auena
Li Woman's Club will be
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u, the annual i" "s
first distnc "
, Federation oi wuaicu
iere on Monday the 30th.
day session and luncheon,
. will be held in the Welch
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y Sunday scnuu uu'"s
hrst Baptist cnurcn.
bohn Robinson, of Wallace,
LiHpnt of the North Car-
Uration of Clubs, will be
taking pari on win fr
ho Mrs. C. K. Proctor,
M second vice preBiuem,
r'-i . .. . . tit -m
irman ol districts; w. wr.
of the North Carolina
ighway patrol will talk to
inn on ine iun.vu.-
Lan Sheffield will also ad-
h students of the district
tool while in town on Mon
Thomas Reeves, of Mor
Histridt Dresident, will
Mrs. Felix Stovall, pres
the hostess club, will give
im at welcome. Mrs. R. N.
will eive the invocation.
Mowing will also contrib-
ieral numbers on the pro
isa Ida Jean Brown and
Preston, soloists, Mrs,
Barber, Jr., violinist, with
ander Preston as accom
100 women are expected
I the meeting, the district
fing the territory west of
Rnturfnn tllfi utatft Tiresi-
riil be tne guest oi jure.
Stovall. and Mrs. Proctor,
sident, will visit Mrs. C. F,
rick while in town for the
list Women Of
4ft annual meeting of the
at division of the Woman's
fry Union of the Baptist
ill be held at the First Bap-
irch on Thursday, October
Mrs. J. R. Morgan, su
dent, will preside.
jEmmelft Ayers, of Ching
Jliina, and Miss Wilms Bucy,
pats,, representative from
Hission Board, will be the
takers of the meeting?.
W is invited to hear both
Dr. Ayers will talk at
the afternoon and Miss
fheville division includes th
H even counties of West-
pmen are expected to at
meeting on Thursday.
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Soco To Cherokee
To Be Let Tuesday
These officers of Company "H", together with the entire company, are now at Fort Jackson, S. C, for a year' encampment,
as part of the national defense program. Standing from left to right: Captain George F. Hott; First Ueutenant, bdwin faul Marunj
Second Lieutenants, T. Grady Boyd, George E. Plott, James M. Davis and Chas
by Sherrill's Studio.
W. Edwards, Jr. Photo made for The Mountaineer
To Tell Of Work
To Civic Bodies
Members of the three men's
civic organizations in the commu
nity, namely the Rotary Club, the
Lions Club, and the Boosters Club
are having a joint meeting tonight
at the Welch Memorial Sunday
school building of the Baptist
ehurch. , - ' 1 ,
The program will consist of talks
by the thirteen winners in the
recent unit test demonstration
farmers contest held in. the county,
when the winner of each township
was selected and from these" win
ners a county winner was picked.
Each farmer will tell of his work
and of his particular problems iid
how he met them, John H. Allen,
of Beaverdam. county wide win
ner, will make the principal talk.
Others taking part on the pro
gram include: Jarvis Palmer, of
Jonathan Creek, W. P. Hipps, cf
Cecil; D. C. Campbell, ol Ivy Kill;
D. L. Pless, of East Fork, W.. L.
Messer, of White Oak; G. C. Pal
mer, of Crabtree; Joe D. Medford,
of Iron Duff; T. H. Rogers, of
Clyde: Sam Ferguson, of Fines
Creek; T. W. Cathey, of Pigeon,
and Mr. and Mrs. ,F. L. Leopard,
Mrs. G. N. Henson, of Spindale,
is visiting her mother, Mrs. P. L.
Days Civil Court Taken To
le An Unusual Divorce Case
bse of Mrs. Inez Jaynes
";wman Jaynes, both of
r of Jehovah's Witness-
'Pous sect, took the better
lo days durine the term
lwt here last week, with
nun. Ttr- i. . . ..
r"""u narncK presiding.
ttowd was in attendance
opening to the closing of
Mm at first asked for a
wJ,ihw husbnd 'or "bed
Q.slie abandoned this
eiorthe custody of their
it out in the evi-
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TOO MUCH CARNIVAL
This community woke up Sunday morning with a
heavy hangover from five days and nights of spreeing
with a modern and worldly carnival.
Like a habitual drunkard, the community is now
rubbing a flat and aching pocketbook and saying: "Never
Everyone, now seems to be in agreement with the
statement, "nevw again" but unless something is done
NOW, by the timf another advance agent comes around
to bring in another like outfit, the pains and aches of
this carnival wU! have been forgotten and on the dotted
line will lively be scratched the "hearty approval" of the
conimu'iyty. ; ' ,-:
If the' community really means what it is saying
about never wanting another carnival to come here, then
right NOW this week-end is the time to go before
patllS-ccials and have it put into the record in writing,
that under no circumstances shall another carnival of any
size," type or kind, regardless of sponsorship, be allowed
to come here.
.' This newspaper has no sympathy for those who
last sizeable sums trying to beat professional gamblers.
either has this newspaper any sympathy for those
whose modesty was shocked when nude women in the
several side shows staged dances too vulgar for human
eyes to behold.
Local patronage given the carnival was even be
yond the fondest expectations of the operators. It is a
business with those folks, and they'll be back next fall
"bizpr than ever" unless this community, right now,
Dr.TS. YTiGudger Returns .State Advertising Man
dence that up until the time the
wife joined Jehovah's Witnesses
she and her husband had been on
It developed from the evidence
that shortly after joining this be
lief, trouble began between the
To Nc Vork After Visit
Dr. Eugene W. Gudger, who has
spent the past month in town at
his home here on Prospect Hill, has
returned to New York City.
Dr.'Go Ibar is honorary associate
in Ichthyology in the Ameri
can Muesurrt; of Natural History in
NewinYork CJty, where-he has been
wife and her husband. It was connected with the work of '.he
brought out that she had stayed
away from home the greater part
of the time, since she had taken up
her religious work, neglecting htr
home and her family.
When the direct question was
put to her, it is alleged that she
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institution for the past 22 years.
Miss Katlj Gaddy left Saturday
for Lym hburg, Va., where she will
resume her . studies at the Lynch
burg' General Hospital, where she
is int training, after spend her va
cation here Vvith her parents.
Company "H" Left
Sunday For Year s
Training In S. C.
At 9:15 Sunday morning the ape
cial train carrying the six offi
cers and around 100 men of Com
pany "H: of the 120th Infantry
of the North Carolina National
Guard pulled out of the Waynes
ville station bound for Fort Jack
son, near Columbia, S. C, where
they will have a year of intensive
Around 500 friends and members
of the families of the men crowded
around the station to tall them
good-bye. It was said that some
of them had been at the Armory
since six o'clock.
Gay banter, mingled with tears
marked the crowd. Mothers told
their son good bye with pride,
but wet eyes. While on the sur
face things were gay, there was a
feeling of tension in the crowd, an
atmosphere charged with an un
dercurrent of emotion.
The crowd milled around the Ar
mory until the last utensil was
packed in the motor, that was to
Medford Is Named
William Medford, local attorney,
and prominent in Young Demo
cratic circles in the county and
state, has been named by the new
president of the YDC, Ralph Gard
ner, as state organizer for the
Democratic clubs campaign this
Mr. Medford was in the recent
race for state president, and
w ithdrew at the last minute in
favor of Ralph Gardner to permit
his selection by acclamation and
also at the same time clinch for
he YDC a strong campaign or
Set For Saturday
The first county-wide teachers
meeting for the current school year
will be held on Saturday morning
at 10 o'clock at the central ele
mentary school, according to an
announcement made by Jack Mes
ser, county superintendent of education.
The election of officers for the
coming year will be held on Sat
urday. Homer Henry, retiring
president, will preside. A special
program has been prepared for the
All teachers rn the schools of the
county are required to attend the
Was Buried Here
Funeral services', were held at
11 o'clock on Saturday morning in
the Presbyterian church for Miss
Millie Padgett. 70. who died itt
11:30 on Thursday. The Rev. S.
It. Crockett, of Franlclin, a form
er pastor of the church, officiated.
Burial was in Greenhill cemetery.
Work Scheduled To Begin
Within 20 Days; Will Be In
Two Projects For Speed
Two contracts, covering the 12
miles from Soco Gap to Cherokee,
are scheduled to be let by the State
Highway and Public Works Com
mission, in Raleigh on next Tues
Advertisements have been sent to
contractors to bid on the road,
which is an extension of High
way No. 293. The total cost is be
lieved will run between $350,000
and $400,000. The contractors will
have 20 days in which to begin
acutal work after the formal
awarding of the contract on Oc
It is estimated that approxi
mately one year will be required
to complete the road. The two
project plan will speed work, however.
The project is divided into two
jobs. One is from Soco Gap down
the mountain, a distance of 4.C8
miles. In this section, there will
be 303,000 of excuvating; 2,000
cubic yards of draining ditches;
8,200 cubic yards of borrow exca
vation, and 50,000 cubic yards oi
overhaul, which makes it one of
the heaviest grading jobs in this1
section. The entire project will like
ly be the largest let on next Tues
day by the commission. This same
stretch of road will require 11,
250 pounds of reinforced stee
The section down through the
valley to Cherokee, is 7.40 miles
long, with only 143,000 cubic yards
of excavating; 16,000 yards of
drainage ditches; 60,700 cubic
yards of borrow excuvation, and
60,000 cubic yards of overhaul.
An expensive item on the lower
side section will be the reinforced
concrete, bridge at Cherokee, which
will require 825,290 pounds cf
steel. . . ; j
take all the kitche.l equipment io ipn RiapU. William Prevost. James
the fort, was ready to leave. Short- Rose jr.( Chas. Gibson and Robert
ly after, orders were given the! Gibson
men following a caeclc up, to
Here Gathering Material
John Baskerville, of the adver
tising division of the Department
of Conservation spent the week
end here as the guest of Chas. E.
Ray, Jr., a member of the state
board. Mr. Baskerville was gath
ering material for news stories to
be released over the nation.
He left here for a speaking tour
in the Piedmont section of the
:ate. . . .
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Russell,
Brevard, spent the past week in
town as the guests of the former's
mother, Mrs. Dave Russell.
march to the station. After reach
ing the station, it was only a short
time until order were given to
board the train,
Provisions had been made for at
least two meals ahead, to give
time for the kitchen to be set up in
camp. Three hundred and sixty
five sandwiches had been prepared
by an eating place on Main street
on Saturday night for the company
to take with them.
The men in Company "H" had
been in the service of the United
States Government since Monday
morning. They are a part of the
30th Divsion that will be inducted
into the regular army.
Only once before has the na
tional gaurd as a unit been drafted
into, the Federal service, and that
was back in August, 1917 in time of
war. This is the first peace time
draft. As in the World War, the
National Guards of all the states
will again be a part of the Federal
military program of National De-
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"Miss Millie," as she was known
throughout the community was a
native of Marion. She bad been
residing In this section for the
past forty-five years.
While limited in her financial re
sources to do for others she was
well known for her charities, and
was one of the first persons to
reach those in trouble or need in
Local People Attend
Reunion Last Sunday
General H. B. Ferguson, Prof.
E. J. Robeson, and Jonathan Woody
attended the Palmer-Robeson-Reeves
family reunion which was
held at Sandy Mush, on Sunday.
The sermon was delivered by the
Rev. Willie Patty, ' of Tennessee,
a former resident of the Sandy
Mush section, of Buncombe county.
Of Two Districts
Meet Here Today
The annual Coaching Day for
the leaders of the Asheville and
Waynesville districts of the wom
en's groups ; of the Methodist
churches in the designated areas,
will be held in the First Methodist
church today, beginning at 9:30
and lasting through the luncheon
Four officers of the Western
North Carolina conference will be
present and explain the new phases
of the groups under the reorgan
ization. Around 150 are expected to at
tend the meeting. A small charge
will be made for the luncheon with
the proceeds to be used for the
building fund of a parsonage at
Whittier. The parsonage and all
the furnishings were completely
destroyed during the recent floods.
Any interested person is invited
to attend the luncheon.
Jimmy Elwood, young son of Mr.
and Mrs.' Jack Elwood, has gone to
Christ School, where he will be a
student this year
Ray And Holmes To Inspect
Mt. Mitchell Forest Area '
Chas. E. Ray, Jr., will accom
pany J. S. Holmes, forester of the
State Department of Conservation
and Development, on an all-day
tour of the Mt. Mitchell section this
Miss Maude S. Hare, who has
spent two months in town, left
Wednesday morning for Florida.
This Group Of National Guardsmen I V, vThis Community, Left Sunday For A Year's Training At Fort Jackson, S. C.
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Phot trne left is Second Iieuten- '
ade for The MounUineer by. Sherr .
r tn Comnanv "H" leaving here via train for Fort Jackson. The members of the company re standing by the side of their armory, with their six officers. Three officers are on
Jrady Boyd, First Lieutenant E. Paul Martin, and Captain George F. Plott. On the extreme right are Second Lieutenants Chas. W. Edwards, Jr, James M. Davis and George E.
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